New York City, New York – USA
June 12 to 14, 2013

brooklyn short filmfestival scissores

March 9, 2013 – Regular Deadline

The Brooklyn Short Film Festival brings together the world’s best short films in an engaging atmosphere for the purpose of developing connections and building new relationships in the film industry.

Launched with the purpose of forging strong connections between established industry professionals and talented up-and-comers, Brooklyn Shorts recognizes the value of terrific short-form storytelling as a method of inviting fresh voices into a global, cinematic dialogue. It all begins in Brooklyn, where countless creative innovators have sharpened their skills and found their footing.

Brooklyn Shorts events are held in the trendy DUMBO neighborhood at the Galapagos Art Space, one of New York’s leading arts institutions. The festival stands at the forefront of short-form filmmaking and is proud to promote many of the field’s shining stars against a backdrop rich with media opportunities and industry visibility. It’s no wonder that several films celebrated at Brooklyn Shorts have subsequently secured financing for development into feature-length scripts and productions.

Cash and other prizes are awarded to filmmakers who best display a full command of their craft and story. Films celebrated at Brooklyn Shorts have ranged from compelling projects starring A-List talent like Kenneth Branagh to low-budget, independent documentaries shot in the corners of Africa. The festival recognizes that great stories can come from anyone, anywhere.

Submit your films HERE


New York, New York – USA
April 23 to 27, 2013

scissores about the BE FILM underground film festival

scissores about the BE FILM underground film festival

March 1, 2013 – Regular Deadline

Be Film The Underground Film Festival BTUFF is a New York City forum for independent filmmakers worldwide, and celebrates the best short-form, cinematic expressions to hit the screens.

Dedicated to championing great films for worldwide distribution, BE FILM is proud to screen its selected shorts in some of the best venues available today, including the Disney Park Avenue Screening Room, the Dolby Screening Room, and the Crosby Screening Room. BE FILM is unmistakable proof that sometimes it pays to keep things short. To ensure that your best short-form work reaches as many eyes and ears as possible-and in just the way you intended-submit to BE FILM today!

BE FILM has presented more than 1,000 short films from more than 30 countries across the globe and regularly takes full advantage of some of the best screening and social venues in New York City.

BE FILM welcomes terrific short-form works across all genres and creative forms, and it is proud to have been the first shorts festival in the world to introduce a “Stereoscopic 3D” category for filmmakers eager to stretch their craft into entirely new dimensions. Several of the festival’s official selections have gone on to the highest levels of industry success and have nabbed Academy Awards, BAFTA awards, and Moliere Awards, as well as numerous additional honors. Just ask writer-director Ari Sandel, whose short musical comedy West Bank Story stole hearts at Be Film and then took home the gold on Oscar night.

In addition to the recognition earned, BE FILM winners take home prizes–ranging in value from $500 to $5000 USD–from a slew of generous sponsors. Energized opening and closing night parties book-end the festival and reinforce BE FILM’s commitment to community, artistry, and the development of invaluable networking opportunities and relationships.



Computer Animation Festival

SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival Seeks Cutting-Edge Content

Siggraph 2013

Siggraph 2013

  In 2013, SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 40th year as the   world’s most innovative exploration of computer-generated animation and visual effects. This four-day, international event is a glimpse into the most talented technical and artistic minds of our industry. It showcases everything from student films to blockbuster visual effects.

All entries must be uploaded by 5 March 2013 (22:00 UTC/GMT). Only finished works will be considered for inclusion, and all submissions must be uploaded at final resolution.

The Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award.



Las Vegas, Nevada – USA
June 20 to 23, 2013

The LVFF Las Vegas Film Festival offers a variety of film screenings from Oscar-winning films to world premieres, exclusive celebrity tributes and interviews, interactive panel discussions, a screenplay competition, red carpet parties, a filmmaker reception, as well as a closing night ceremony and awards.

The Festival showcases Feature Films, Shorts, Foreign Films, Documentaries, Animation, Music Videos, Television Pilots, a Nevada Filmmakers Showcase, Experimental Films, a Screenplay Competition and more.

February 15, 2013 – Regular Deadline

Dedicated to showcasing and promoting the finest films and screenplays the entertainment world has to offer, LVFF bridges the gap between independent film audiences and filmmakers while connecting emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals.

LVFF enthusiastically welcomes submissions in a wide variety of competitive categories, including narrative feature films, documentary films, shorts, student films, screenplays, and television pilots. No matter what your storytelling preference, an enthusiastic team of film and screenplay evaluators is waiting to see your best work…submit today!

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Leeds International Film Festival

27 Annual November 08, 2013 to November 22, 2013

Open call for entries, for the LIFF – Leeds International Film Festival

Founded in 1987 and hosted in the main city of the UK’s Yorkshire region, Leeds International Film Festival is renowned as a dynamic event with a reputation for challenging and innovative programming. Last year LIFF presented a huge variety of exceptional films at over 250 screenings and events at a wide variety of sites across the city, from cinemas and clubs to the newly customised, 1,000-capacity venue at Leeds Town Hall. LIFF features high-profile programme sections including: the competitions of the Official Selection; Fanomenon, the UK’s largest genre event; Short Film City; documentary strand Cinema Versa; exclusive Retrospectives and archive classics; and the Thought Bubble Comic Convention. LIFF is organised by Leeds Film, part of Leeds City Council, a local authority in the Yorkshire region of the UK. Leeds Film also organise Leeds Young People’s Film Festival.

LIFF has long been dedicated to unearthing rarely screened classics from the archive and importing rare film prints from around the world. We have established a new section to showcase a broad selection celebrating film history. In 2012 we screened a retrospective selection of the groundbreaking Japanese actress/director Kinuyo Tanaka alongside the early Soviet films of Andrei Konchalovsky, silent classics and an overview of recent Portuguese cinema.
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• Feature Films must be submitted to the Film Festival by Friday 30th August and Shorts by 20th September 2013.
• Only films completed after 1st January 2012 will be considered for the competitive sections. However, the Film Festival does consider archive film programming and older films for non-competitive sections, which can be submitted in the same way as new ones.
• Any genre and any length of film will be considered – anything under 45 minutes is classified as a short, anything over 45 minutes is classified as a feature.
• The film must not have appeared on British television.

Premiere Policy:
• UK premieres will be prioritised in the selection process in all Film Festival sections, especially for the Official Selection. However, we do not categorically insist on UK premieres – this is up to the discretion of the Film Festival team.

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iD FEST – exploring identity through film

Derby, Derbyshire – United Kingdom
May 10 to 12, 2013

Upcoming Deadline: February 18

The 3rd Annual iD Fest offers an exciting array of screenings, previews, professional seminars, filmmaking exhibitions, and much more, all from Derby’s center for art and film. United by a central theme of “Family,” this year’s iD Fest promises to be bigger, better, and even more inspiring than its first two editions. An industry event small enough to allow each participant to have a sizable impact on audiences, but large enough to promote dialogue and networking opportunities with even Oscar-nominated filmmaking professionals, iD Fest offers an ideal festival experience for talented filmmakers eager to be discovered.

Each selected film will be evaluated by a panel of industry professionals and considered for the Best of Fest Award. The award-winning film will be able to display iD Fest’s accolade on all promotional materials and will receive a testimonial from iD Fest directors for promotional use. Last year’s highlights included live appearances by Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Flash Gordon), Brian Blessed (Star Wars: Episode I), and Oscar-nominated production designer Eve Stewart (The King’s Speech). Submit to iD Fest today and put your work in front of some of the greats!


New York City, New York – USA
June 26 to 30, 2013

February 15, 2013 – Regular Deadline

VISIONFEST encourages and promotes domestic filmmaking and champions opportunities for the American filmmaker at home and abroad.

The 13th Annual VISIONFEST is celebrating the extraordinary ingenuity of the American auteur. Films featured at VISIONFEST are created by American filmmakers, ensuring a festival where great, home-grown works aren’t lost in a sea of international product. Offering exciting filmmaker Q&As and after-parties, VISIONFEST nurtures networking opportunities that last well beyond the five-day festival and brings the best of American talent to the forefront of the indie New York film scene.

In addition to its filmmaking categories, the VISIONFEST competition includes opportunities for screenwriters to have their works recognized through entry in the VISIONFEST Screenwriting Competition. This year’s VISIONFEST also marks the inaugural year of The Visionary Film Artists’ Collective Project, which invites students of accredited New York City schools to submit proposals for 15-minute projects to be bolstered by artistic grants.

No matter your experience or your artistic interests, VISIONFEST offers plenty of ways to celebrate and strengthen your creative instincts. Submit to VISIONFEST today!

Films selected for VISIONFEST are strategically programmed into entertaining and often thematically connected programming blocks that amplify audience and jury experience. Festival honors-including the Domani Vision Award for Emerging Talent-are presented on the final evening of the festival and serve to enhance the recipients’ prestige and potential on the festival circuit. Just ask VISIONFEST winner Graham Robinson, whose celebrated film, Able Edwards, picked up for extended festival runs by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh.


SAFILM – San Antonio Film Festival

19 Annual June 19, 2013 to June 23, 2013

1633 Babcock
#111 PMB
San Antonio TX 78229
Phone: 210-885-5888
Safilm San Antonio Film Festival 2013

Safilm San Antonio Film Festival 2013

Come party with us on the red carpet as we are celebrate the 19th year of SAFILM in the Alamo City. Nothing compares to the explosion of independent film in the heart of San Antonio for five fantastic days as well as at 3 Santikos Theaters throughout the Alamo City, from June 19-23, 2013.In 2012, SAFILM garnered outstanding media coverage from local television, radio and newspapers, including extensive coverage from our major sponsor, the San Antonio Express-News. Overall, the festival screened 138 films on 6 screens.Media cover not just the festival and celebrities, but the films that make it into SAFILM: your work will get a ton of area news coverage – INCLUDING TELEVISION, NEWSPAPER, RADIO, BILLBOARD, WEB and FACEBOOK coverage. San Antonio film critics regularly review numerous feature and short films for the festival providing filmmakers with even more opportunities to receive special attention for their entries. Do all festivals give you this? We do!

Director & Former Alumni Chris Brown says, “Without the early and passionate support of the San Antonio Film Festival, Fanny, Annie & Danny may never have enjoyed the success that it’s had. The whole SAFILM team couldn’t have been kinder or more welcoming. They made us feel like family from the moment we arrived.”

With SOLD OUT SCREENINGS, SPONSORED AFTER-PARTIES, and STRONG COMMUNITY SUPPORT, the San Antonio Film Festival is still grassroots — but recognized as the place to find the newest talent.

Another huge plus: This is an affordable film festival – SAFILM works with the top local hotels for special rates for our guests, so attendees can take advantage of DISCOUNTED FESTIVAL HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS within walking distance of our busiest venues.

Join us in June and kickoff your summer in San Antonio with SAFILM.

San Antonio Film Festival is looking for narrative, animation, documentary, or experimental shorts or features. There are 10 awards given in 5 categories.



Be a part of LUNAFEST, a traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women.

The 13th Annual LUNAFEST Film Festival is seeking a diverse range of short films which embody the unique, touching, and inspirational roles of women in our local, national, and international communities. Films must be 20 minutes or less in runtime, and directed and/or produced by a female. There is no limit on the year of production. Winning filmmakers are awarded $1,000 USD cash.

The Midway Deadline is February 1.

Submit your film today for the chance to showcase your work in 150 cities across Canada and the U.S. in front of 20,000 people in 2013 and 2014!

Select a Category of Entry to continue.

USA applicants: By, For and About Women
Films directed and/or produced by women are accepted for this category.

FILMS MUST BE LESS THAN 20 MINUTES.International applicants: By, For and About Women In order to qualify for this category the film MUST have been produced outside of USA, and directed and/or produced by women. All other films submitted to this category will be switched to the appropriate category. FILMS MUST BE 20 MINUTES OR LESS.

Please provide the information about where the film was produced in the Withoutabox cover letter section. Additional proof of film production location may be needed.

Genres: Shorts, documentaries, drama, fiction, animation, comedies, and narratives are welcome. Films must be 20 minutes or less.

In addition to providing national exposure for emerging women filmmakers, LUNAFEST also supports the communities we live in today by donating a portion of the proceeds from the festival to the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) as well as to local host organizations. The BCF is a San Francisco based non-profit that works to identify- and advocate for the elimination of environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. 15% of all net proceeds of the festival go to the BCF and 85% go back into the local women’s organizations and communities that host the festival.


Wilmington, North Carolina – USA
May 9 to 12, 2013

Upcoming Deadline: February 1

The 13th Annual Cape Fear Independent Film Festival (CFI) welcomes films and filmmakers from all over the world, providing a venue for the undiscovered independent filmmaker to get their work in front of an audience. CFI is also particularly interested in films made in the great state of North Carolina. The setting of Dino de Laurentiis’s 1984 nail-biter Firestarter , the city of Wilmington continues a long and proud tradition of professional filmmaking that has earned it the nickname of “Hollywood East.” Honoring both short and feature-length films, CFI combines the thrill of Hollywood with the down-home charms of the American Southeast for an experience unlike any other on the festival circuit.

Last year’s CFI featured the world premiere of American Battleship, an improvisational workshop with comedian Brooklin Green, a discussion panel with industry tips from professional actors, and a slew of other incredible opportunities for networking and talent development. High Sierra, the 2012 winner of CFI’s Best Documentary Award, aired on PBS during Thanksgiving, and numerous other CFI alumni have reaped a variety of accolades and screening opportunities. Submit your work to CFI and show off your accomplishments!